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Time to change brakes????

Please dont blast me.....not familiar with brakes.......but do these look like they are bad?.....should I change them out? Benz wants 1000 plus to change them......I feel like they are trying to dupe me.
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Please dont blast me.....not familiar with brakes.......but do these look like they are bad?.....should I change them out? Benz wants 1000 plus to change them......I feel like they are trying to dupe me.
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What Model of Mercedes?
What year?
Where are you located?

A 1000 what, Rupees, Pesos, Yen???

If you managed to remove the pads, then you are more than capable of inserting new pads

With my 2005 ML the rear pads wear twice as quickly than the front pads so I change just rears then the next time the pads on all four wheels.

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Sent the 2018 Gle350 to the dealership because of slight grinding in the rear.......I thought there was a rock stuck or something......they said rear brakes needed changing due to metal to metal contact......asking near 1000 for parts and labor for rear alone. Rotors looked ok to me.....unfortunately I didn't take pics of them. Yes and it looks like I may be able to change them myself if need be.

Thanks so much for your response
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Sent the 2018 Gle350 to the dealership because of slight grinding in the rear.......I thought there was a rock stuck or something......they said rear brakes needed changing due to metal to metal contact......asking near 1000 for parts and labor for rear alone. Rotors looked ok to me.....unfortunately I didn't take pics of them. Yes and it looks like I may be able to change them myself if need be.

Thanks so much for your response
Yes, definitely do it yourself. Mercedes are one of the easiest Marques for changing brake pads.
See here for fronts
And here for rears

A set of front and rear pads are around $250. Akebono ceramic pads (less brake dust)are around that price on eBay.

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